Electron impact ionization of neutral and ionized fullerenes: Ionization cross-sections and kinetic energy release

S. Matt, P. Schbier, A. Stamatovic, H. Deutsch, K. Becker, T. D. Märk

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Abstract

The unique structure and properties of large carbon clusters, such as C60made these species the subject of numerous investigations in past years. Here, we will summarize only a small aspect of the diverse research activities involving fullerenes, namely, quantitative knowledge on the formation of positive ions following electron impact on neutral C60nd C70In addition to these electron-impact ionization cross-sections determined for the various ion-formation processes from the neutral targets, which exhibit quite unusual and novel properties, we will also discuss and review recent quantitative results concerning collisions of electrons with mass-selected positive fullerene ions, including excitation and ionization cross-sections, and kinetic energy release distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1201-1227
Number of pages27
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volume357
Issue number1755
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Electron-induced dissociation
  • Ionization of ions
  • Kinetic energy release
  • MIKE spectrum
  • Partial cross-sections
  • Total cross-sections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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